Coventry Enterprise Used Basketball to Net Good Mental Health


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"Lots of people can't kick because they don't have the coordination, but everybody can throw catch."

That's how a UK nonprofit is using basketball to help young people deal with mental health issues.

The Guardian reports on the Coventry-based Guardians Ballers, a not-for-profit that uses the sport to engage more than 1,000 young people a year.

"It is unisex, non contact, and inclusive," says co-founder Kieran Joseph.

"Lots of people can't kick because they don't have the coordination, but everybody can throw catch."

Joseph, a former PE teacher, says basketball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK.

"Lots of people can't kick because they don't have the coordination, but everybody can throw catch," he says.

"You are always involved because there are so many touches on the ball."

Guardians Ballers received funding from UnMark, a charity that partners with Sport England to launch movement for change.

"They are making a powerful difference in communities at a time when so many of us have been struggling," says UnMark's CEO. Read the Entire Article


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